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Christiansburg Red Lobster gets remodeled, expands menu

Local News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:22
Christiansburg#8217;s Red Lobster seafood restaurant on Peppers Ferry Road recently underwent remodeling changes and expanded its menu. The redesign is part of a major national program where Red Lobster#8217;s around the country will be remodeled by 2015, according to a spokeswoman for the company. The Red Lobster in Roanoke was remodeled with the many of [#8230;]

Rain is here; no snow

Local News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:22
UPDATE 7:45 AM: This one ain#8217;t happening folks. Not for Roanoke/New River valleys. Moisture zipping away too fast to northeast and not deep enough cold air for snow. Not a shocker really. Maybe some flakes at the end later. END UPDATE Precipitation has spread rapidly across Southwest Virginia early this morning, with the rain/snow line [#8230;]

LewisGale nurses in Blacksburg get national honor

Local News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:22
The nurses at LewisGale Hospital Montgomery have received a national recognition. The nursing program received a Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a distinction held by less than seven percent of U.S. hospitals, LewisGale officials said in a recent announcement. “This is the highest national honor for nursing excellence, and I am very [#8230;]

RR: Christmas tree business expands, nonprofit bookstore opens

Local News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:22
In this week#8217;s Retail Roundup column, one Floyd County Christmas tree business has expanded. Like most retail stores, John Houston’s family business was open for Black Friday. But most of their customers weren’t looking for slashed prices or good deals, but for long-held traditions. As the owner of Sweet Providence Farm, based in Floyd County, [#8230;]

Retired U.S. Air Force general to speak at Virginia Tech as part of leadership series

Local News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:22
Retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Gregory Martin is the next speaker in the Leaders in Action lecture series hosted by the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets. The Dec. 5 talk is free and open to the public. For details, see Virginia Tech#8217;s news release: BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 27, 2013 – As part of the Leaders [#8230;]

Softball to host annual Military Appreciation Day Sunday

Local Sports - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 14:42
Operation: Hero Outreach to collect care package items for U.S. military men and women

Important fan information for Saturday's football scrimmage and softball games

Local Sports - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 14:08
Run in Remembrance affects parking for both events

No. 42 Tech prepared for key matches against No. 23 Wake, No. 32 NC State

Local Sports - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:24
With three matches remaining, Hokies look to finish strong in ACC

Devin Carter named ACC Wrestling Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Local Sports - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:59
Carter, Moon named to 2014 All-ACC Academic Wrestling Team

Diversity on the rise at veterinary college

Local News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:00
pThe Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech is doing its part to contribute to the diversity of the veterinary profession. Since 2012, the college has seen a more than 50 percent increase in its minority student enrollment./p

Dwight D. Viehland named Jack E. Cowling Professor of Engineering

Local News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:00
pSince coming to Virginia Tech, Dwight D. Viehland has been a pioneer in the development of magneto-electric composites. These new composites have potential for many applications for energy conversion, energy harvesting, data storage, and sensors./p

Highty-Tighties to perform at two upcoming concerts

Local News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:00
pThe Highty-Tighties will perform during Spring Family Weekend on April 25 and on May 4 for their annual concert./p

Maestro Steven White to conduct New River Valley Symphony Orchestra

Local News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:00
phe New River Valley Symphony Orchestra performs Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1 on April 18 in the Moss Arts Center with guest conductor Steven White./p

Mason Adams named assistant editor of Virginia Tech Magazine

Local News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:00
pMason Adams spent 10 years as a reporter at The Roanoke Times covering politics and the city of Roanoke./p

Seeding success in India turns coconut dust into gold

Local News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:00
pThanks to the intervention of a Virginia Tech-led program, farmers in southern India are producing much healthier vegetables. The innovative method of using coconut dust in seedling trays creates jobs for women, helping to raise the standard of living./p

Hokies defeat Longwood, 4-1

Local Sports - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 22:42
Perez, Collazo and McDonald control Lancer's offense

Tech sweeps Pitt in mid-week action

Local Sports - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 20:38
Heinz, Tyler stellar in the circle

No. 42 Hokies top No. 48 VCU, 5-2

Local Sports - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 17:29
Tech rallies in singles to secure win

Fourteen H2Okies named All-ACC Academic

Local Sports - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:56
Hawkins, Tremols both earn fourth career nods